Category Archives: Alzheimer’s disease

The importance of listening to the person with dementia

We need to hear well before the voice is silenced by the disease

By Mike Good for Next Avenue

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(Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series examining and interpreting a commonly used “bill of rights” for dementia patients.) 

People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are an invaluable part of our society. Millions of them are brilliant, READ MORE

4 myths about brain health and how to stay sharp

What your doctor may not know, but you should

By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue

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Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible?

I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, too: an AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported being very concerned about this issue.

And in April, a highly influential nonprofit released READ MORE

Turning memories into poetry in dementia care

Mind’s Eye Poetry workshops prove creativity persists despite cognitive decline

By Molly Middleton Meyer for Next Avenue

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Credit: AJK Images Caption: Molly Middleton Meyer working with residents of an assisted living center.

When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation.

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Help Presbyterian Manor team raise funds for Alzheimer’s

Last year’s Presbyterian Manor team, which raised about $2,000 to benefit Alzheimer’s disease awareness and research.

Last year’s Presbyterian Manor team, which raised about $2,000 to benefit Alzheimer’s disease awareness and research.

The Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor team is going all out to double the amount of money it raises at this year’s Alzheimer’s Walk. Between bierocks, T-shirts, wine tastings and lip sync competitions, marketing director and team captain Tara Clawson READ MORE